"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only throughexperiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and successes achieved."
- Helen Keller
During the inaugural meetings of many a new Chapter, theforty plus aged speakers who felicitate usually utter these words, "I wish we had such organizations that equipped usfor tomorrows, in our younger days." They are not justmouthing these words to flatter the persons who have beeninducted and installed, but deep in their hearts, they knowthat they had inadequacies when they took their plungeinto this dog eat dog world. Learning through mistakes isgood, but prevention is better than cure!
Joining the Jaycee movement may not seem to be an epochmaking event, but in due course of time one will realize thatknowledge in itself is of no use. It is the application of knowledgethat gets you noticed. Jaycees gives you that extra-edge requiredto get noticed among the plenty. Yes, it makes a player out of you and not just a spectator. However, this needs commitmentto the cause of Jayceeism.
The cause of Jayceeism is nothingbut leadership development.
This organization is the onlyknown Leadership University in the world. This Universityprovides informal education to its members to take on thechallenges thrown up by this fast paced world.Every area of opportunity in Jaycees provides training to itsmembers.
Where else will you get the chance to be the Chief Executive of an organization; may it be at the local, zonal,national or international levels; within the age of forty?
Where else will the young leaders get a chance to sharpen theirsaws to be qualitative? Where else will they get a chance to usherin brotherhood and thus make global citizenship be a reality?